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Diversifying Collections, Jessica Schomberg Nov 2019

Diversifying Collections, Jessica Schomberg

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Hands-on activity to help participants find a diversity of materials to support their communities and expand their collections. This will range from identifying relevant book and media awards to finding ways to promote these materials. We will also include discussion of how to advocate for policy statements expressing the value of diverse, accessible collections as well as ways to advocate for funds to support these collections. Participants will be encouraged to share their insights.


Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala's Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho Jul 2019

Libraries As Sustainability Leaders: Ala's Special Task Force, René Tanner, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This article discusses the work of the American Library Association (ALA) Special Task Force on Sustainability, which identified 52 recommendations, including the adoption of sustainability as a core value of librarianship. The group aims to promote libraries as catalysts, connectors, and conveners to promote sustainability, resilience, and regeneration. The Task Force is guided by the concept of the triple bottom line, which states that an organization's practices must be not only economically feasible but also socially equitable and environmentally sound. The article also provides examples of how libraries engage in sustainable practices to support the cities and towns they ...


Textbook Affordability: Oer, Libraries, And Other Steps Along The Way, Beth Clausen, Rhonda Huisman, Daardi Sizemore Mixon Jun 2019

Textbook Affordability: Oer, Libraries, And Other Steps Along The Way, Beth Clausen, Rhonda Huisman, Daardi Sizemore Mixon

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Introduction, Jessica Schomberg, Shanna Hollich Jan 2019

Introduction, Jessica Schomberg, Shanna Hollich

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

In this introduction, the coeditors of this issue introduce, discuss, and provide a relevant framework for the work found herein. Special attention is given to the language of disability and the preferences of those both within and outside of the disability community. A brief explanation is given for each of the theoretical frameworks used to model disability in the existing literature to help provide important context for this issue. Lastly, we include an introduction to each of the articles and highlight some of the common themes they reveal.


Understanding Minnesota’S Achievement Gap: Resources, Kellian Clink Apr 2017

Understanding Minnesota’S Achievement Gap: Resources, Kellian Clink

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

So many agencies research the reasons Minnesota has one of the highest achievement gaps in the country. Come and be introduced to the research that you can use to inform your faculty and students not only the nature of the problem but the means of being an agent of change.


Hermione's Summer Reading List, Casey Duevel, Barbara J. Bergman Jul 2016

Hermione's Summer Reading List, Casey Duevel, Barbara J. Bergman

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Librarian recommended fun and exciting reads to enjoy while taking a break from your OWLs studies. Something for every house!


Be A Digital Survivor: Digitize, Share And Preserve, Daardi Sizemore, Anne Stenzel, Linda Richter, Alex Kent, Kendall Larson, Pam Gladis Mar 2016

Be A Digital Survivor: Digitize, Share And Preserve, Daardi Sizemore, Anne Stenzel, Linda Richter, Alex Kent, Kendall Larson, Pam Gladis

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Are you feeling marooned on your own island? You are not alone. Is your tribe facing challenges, such as time, funding, preservation and storage? Looking to achieve the reward of providing access to and preserving your digital collections? Join these Minnesota digital survivors as they share their quest to digitize, preserve, and showcase their digital objects by using the open source Islandora digital asset management system, customized and supported by PALS. Together these tribes, along with the Islandora community, have formed alliances where they learn from, share with and collaborate to enrich their digital collections. Each tribe will share their ...


Survey Of Classification And Organization Of Videorecordings, Barbara J. Bergman, Jessica Schomberg, Dorie Kurtz Jan 2016

Survey Of Classification And Organization Of Videorecordings, Barbara J. Bergman, Jessica Schomberg, Dorie Kurtz

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Libraries have long struggled with the question of how to best classify and enable access to videorecordings. While giving a presentation at a state library conference, the authors observed from comments during the question and answer portion of the presentation that the libraries represented in the audience use a variety of video classification and organization practices. To better understand how local practices and librarians’ attitudes regarding the efficacy of these practices vary, we conducted a survey soliciting responses from librarians representing a broad array of library types.


Online Bibliographies For Shared Discovery, Jessica Schomberg Jun 2015

Online Bibliographies For Shared Discovery, Jessica Schomberg

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

A few years ago, I began investigating best practices in cataloging assessment. I started with a review of related literature to gather citations on the topic. As this work progressed, I found that researchers describe assessment, or pieces of assessment, using many different terms including evaluation, quality, workflow, cost, and production. They also write specifically about cataloging or broadly about technical services; of which cataloging or metadata is a part.


3d Library Displays: Bridging The Gap Between Physical And Online Patrons And Resources, Robert L. Bothmann, Jennifer M. Turner Mar 2013

3d Library Displays: Bridging The Gap Between Physical And Online Patrons And Resources, Robert L. Bothmann, Jennifer M. Turner

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

In this session we will take participants through the process of planning and implementing a multidimensional book display using physical media and a variety of online tools, including library catalogs, social media, and websites. We may even integrate good old fashioned buttons! Along the way we’ll share information about what we’ve learned through research and practical experience and encourage attendees to brainstorm ways to implement these multidimensional displays in their own libraries.


Free Puppies: Integrating Web Resources Into The Catalog, Robert L. Bothmann, Kellian Clink Mar 2011

Free Puppies: Integrating Web Resources Into The Catalog, Robert L. Bothmann, Kellian Clink

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Nongovernmental groups, state governmental agencies, and of course, the federal government put timely, authoritative, practice-oriented reports up on the Web with great speed. This presentation will provide the rationale and procedures for adding freely available Web sites to the online catalog to augment and support curricular needs and provide some mechanisms for students to find and access the resources easily.


Electronic Resources, Robert L. Bothmann Oct 2010

Electronic Resources, Robert L. Bothmann

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Emphasis will be on coding of electronic monographs and on the provider-neutral versus single-record approach.


Reference Universe, Pete Mcdonnell, Kellian Clink Nov 2009

Reference Universe, Pete Mcdonnell, Kellian Clink

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This original research described a comparison of 50 composition topics taken from my library instruction sessions with Reference Universe versus simple keyword searching of the online catalog. Pete and I concluded that twenty-three percent of the "good" hits in Reference Universe were also found in OPAC search and that the OPAC search found fewer "good" hits overall; but also found different relevant resources.


Libits (Library+Its): Cooperative Projects Lead To Successes, Margaret Lawrence, Joan Roca, Wayne Sharp Mar 2009

Libits (Library+Its): Cooperative Projects Lead To Successes, Margaret Lawrence, Joan Roca, Wayne Sharp

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

The Library and the Division of Information and Technology Services have cooperated on multiple projects over the years that have been well received by students and faculty. This presentation will look at the best practices for collaborative working relationships used by the library, the Division of Academic Affairs, and Information and Technology Services (ITS), illustrating the successes and the challenges of selected projects.


Evaluación De Bibliotecas Y Acreditación Universitaria En Ee. Uu. = Library Evaluation And University Accreditation, Joan Roca Jun 2008

Evaluación De Bibliotecas Y Acreditación Universitaria En Ee. Uu. = Library Evaluation And University Accreditation, Joan Roca

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

OBJETIVOS

  • Visión general de la acreditación institucional
  • Visión general de la evaluación de bibliotecas
  • Introducción a los ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (2004)
  • Aplicaciones prácticas de acción
  • Beneficios de la Evaluación en MSU Mankato


Escollint Els Nostres Futurs, Treballant En El Nostre Present: (Perspectiva Des D'Una Biblioteca Nord-Americana), Joan Roca Jan 1997

Escollint Els Nostres Futurs, Treballant En El Nostre Present: (Perspectiva Des D'Una Biblioteca Nord-Americana), Joan Roca

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Des de la seva experiencia a la Mankato State University, l'autor reflexiona sob re l'evolucio futura de les biblioteques universitaries en relacio als canvis tecnologics que han d'assumir. En aquest sentit, considera les taules rodones sobre tecnologia, ensenya­ment i aprenentatge com una eina util per definir el futur, no nomes de les biblioteques universitaries sino de tot l'ens universitari en conjunt.


Scholarship In The Electronic Community, Joan Roca Jan 1994

Scholarship In The Electronic Community, Joan Roca

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.